Importance of engagement for people living with dementia during lockdowns
In light of recent restrictions and lockdowns across the country, Dementia Australia is calling on the community, including health and aged care staff, to work together to maintain engagement with people impacted by dementia during this time of enforced isolation.
Ask Annie app with dementia ‘micro-lessons’ to support home care workers
With the support of Gandel Philanthropy, Dementia Australia has today launched an innovative mobile app that improves quality of care for people living with dementia by building the skills of home support and community care workers.
More awareness of elder abuse needed as risk to people living with dementia of increasing concern
Today on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said elder abuse is a serious issue.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for Dementia Australia CEO
Dementia Australia congratulates CEO, Maree McCabe AM on her inclusion in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced today.
Drug for treatment of early stages of Alzheimer’s disease approved in U.S.
Dementia Australia has welcomed the announcement by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving the first disease modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) related to Alzheimer’s disease for almost 20 years. Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said this was exciting news for the entire dementia community globally.
Recognising the commitment of Dementia Australia volunteers
This National Volunteer Week, which runs from 17-23 May, Dementia Australia celebrates and thanks the more than 1,000 Dementia Australia volunteers who contribute to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Government’s $229m investment will transform dementia care for Australians
Dementia Australia welcomes the extraordinary commitment to dementia announced by the Government in tonight’s Federal Budget.
World-first AI Avatar in dementia education set to improve care
Dementia Australia has today launched a new immersive experience, Talk with Ted, designed to educate care workers to better communicate with and support people living with dementia. Talk with Ted uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to provide an online simulation of a typical communication experience between a care worker and someone living with dementia.
Two million Australians call on the Prime Minister to fund quality dementia care
Prominent Australians including Prof Graeme Samuel AC, Ita Buttrose AC OBE, Denis Walter, The Veronicas and Abbie Chatfield have banded together with more than 200 Dementia Advocates to write to the Prime Minister ahead of next month’s Federal Budget.
Dementia care is personal... It’s about all of us.
In an address to the National Press Club in Canberra today - titled “Dementia is not about them - it is about you and me!” - Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graeme Samuel AC will share his personal experience of dementia - the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of this insidious disease.